Neo-retrofuturistic Feminism: Putting on my Blue Stockings

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Portrait Badge of Emmeline Pankhurst - circa 1909 - Museum of London Portrait Badge of Emmeline Pankhurst – circa 1909 – Museum of London

In this modern era, Feminism is often considered a bigger ‘f-word’ than any curse word, particularly  to people who don’t really understand what Feminism means. Many think it is now irrelevant, and that gender equality has come as far as it can go. Openly declaring yourself a feminist can bring down a shitstorm of hatred and abuse, particularly from cowards who hide behind the anonymity of the internet (by the way, that anonymity is just an illusion, and persistent threats can see haters prosecuted in Australia). So why would I keep harping on about this stale old topic?

Ask yourself this …. why do I honour the bravery of the Suffragettes?

People tend to see suffragettes in their stereotype of ‘blue stockings’. From Wikipedia:

A bluestocking is an educated, intellectual woman, more specifically a member of the 18th-century Blue Stockings Society led…

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